Thursday, December 13, 2012

“In Celebration of Wine” River Cruises

amawaterways.jpg European River Cruises for Wine Lovers

Join AmaWaterways for an unforgettable experience aboard one of our specially-themed “In Celebration of Wine” cruises! Experience Europe’s most acclaimed wine regions along the Seine, Douro, Rhone, Rhine, Mosel and Danube rivers. These 7-night itineraries feature wine-oriented shore excursions and onboard lectures and tastings from renowned wine experts from top U.S. wineries.

AmaWaterways offers 21 “In Celebration of Wine” cruises in 2013

LEGENDARY WINE REGIONS OF THE RHONE
7-night Arles to Lyon cruise aboard the AmaDagio
Starting from $2,499 per person
Optional 3 nights in Barcelona & 3 nights in Paris for $1,560 per person
U.S. Departure Dates: Mar. 25; Nov. 4 & 18
Highlights: Châteanueuf-du-Pape winery & Beaujolais winery

PARIS & THE SPARKLING SEINE

7-night Seine cruise aboard the AmaLegro
Starting from $2,699 per person
Optional 2 nights in Paris for $520 per person
U.S. Departure Dates: Apr. 4, 11; Oct. 31; Nov. 7
Highlight: Fecamp Monastery with Benedictine tasting

CLASSIC PORT WINES & CHARMING QUINTAS
7-night Douro cruise aboard the brand-new AmaVida
Starting from $2,399 per person
Optional 3 nights in Lisbon for $690 per person
U.S. Departure Dates: Mar. 29; Apr. 5; Nov. 1
Highlights: Cais de Gaia with Port tasting
& Dinner at Quinta Avessada

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE

7-night Budapest to Vilshofen cruise or reverse
Starting from $2,399 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
U.S. Departure Dates: Apr. 12; Nov. 5, 8, 9, 10, 12 & 14
Highlights: Tour of Benedictine Abbey & Wine tasting

CULTURE & WINE LEGACY OF THE RHINE
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel or reverse
Starting from $2,399 per person
Optional 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich for $1,040
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 10 & 21
Highlights: Kölsch beer tasting
& “Alsace Wine Road” with wine tasting

CASTLES & WINERIES OF GERMANY
7-night Nuremberg to Luxembourg cruise
Starting from $2,599 per person
Optional 2 nights in Prague & 3 nights in Paris for $1,240
U.S. Departure Date: Oct. 28
Highlight: Wine tasting at Würzburg Hofkeller

VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL
7-night Luxembourg to Amsterdam cruise
Starting from $2,399 per person
Optional 3 nights in Paris for $780 per person
U.S. Departure Date: Nov. 3
Highlight: Bernkastel winery with Reisling tasting

Premium River Cruise Experience

  • Wine lectures by renowned experts
  • Fine dining with paired wines
  • Excursions to historic vineyards & cellars
  • Wine tastings & evening wine events
  • Staterooms with French balconies and/or step-out balconies
  • Complimentary in-room Internet & Wi-Fi
  • Free-flowing wine, beer & soft drinks with dinner
  • Complimentary shore excursions & bicycles

Contact us to book an AMA Waterways river cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways introduced the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).